Total Joint Replacement Class: Pre-op Education
At Orange Regional Medical Center, your safety and successful recovery are our top priorities. Our experience has shown that an informed patient has a better understanding of the pre-procedure process, is more at ease about surgery and is better prepared for recovery and rehabilitation. Understanding what to expect and how to care for yourself after total joint replacement surgery can help assist with achieving successful outcomes.
Join us for a free pre-operative patient education class, led by the dedicated team of nurses from our Bone and Joint Center and highly skilled therapists from Orange Regional’s rehabilitation program. During this informative class, our team will answer all your questions and help alleviate any concerns you may have about the process.
WHAT WILL BE DISCUSSED?
- How to prepare for surgery
- What to expect during your pre-surgical testing visit
- What to expect during hospital admission and hospital discharge
- How to prevent post-operative complications and infections
- Anesthesia methods and medications
- Pain management options
- Physical and occupational therapy
- How to prepare your home for a safe recovery
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
- Patients scheduled for an upcoming joint replacement surgery
- Friends and family members of joint replacement surgery patients, to serve as “coaches”
- Past joint replacement surgery patients
Surgical techniques, pain management options and physical therapy approaches are continually evolving, therefore it is highly recommended that you attend to learn about the most current practices.
How to Register
Classes take place every Tuesday - see full schedule below. We recommend attending class three to four weeks prior to surgery. Patients may bring up to two guests. Please be sure to enroll all attendees.For additional information about the class, please call Orange Regional’s Bone and Joint Center at 845-333-4150 or 845-333-4152.
Registration is required, call toll-free: 1-888-321-6762 or visit: https://www.ormc.org/rsvp.
Total Joint Replacement Class Schedule
Class/Event Refund Policy: Should you need to cancel your class registration, please call us at 888-321-ORMC (888-321-6762) as soon as possible.
Inclement Weather Policy: The hospital reserves the right to waive part or all course fees if inclement weather patterns result in the cancellation of the course. The level of refund given to enrollees, if any, will be determined by the number of class hours attended by each enrollee.
Couples/Family Enrollment Policy: Certain courses are designed for couples or multiple family members to attend. The fee charged for these courses applies to both persons as a unit (unless otherwise expressed in the event description), and both persons are required to attend. Discount and refund policies apply to both persons as a unit.
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From fracture care to hip resurfacing and complete joint replacement, Orange Regional Medical Center has the team, the technology and the experience for all of your orthopedic needs.
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Support Groups & Classes
At Orange Regional Medical Center, we believe that the support system we provide to our community and patients is just as important as the clinical care that we provide. This is why we offer several support groups and community educational classes to our patients, who may be experiencing a variety of different hardships or currently undergoing surgery or oncology treatment.